Constructing the Model
Steps:
1) Identify the objectives of the simulation (A detailed listing of the results expected will help to clarify the output variables.
2) Recognize the input variables. Differentiate among controlled and non-controlled variables.
3) Where necessary determine the probability distribution
4) Identify any parameters and status variables
5) Identify the output variables
6) Determine the logic of the model
Note:
The key questions are how the input variables changed into output results is, what formulae/decision rules are required? How will the probabilistic elements be deal with? How must the outcomes be presented?